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17 hours ago
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
4 days ago
Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.
Todd Litman
Blog post
6 days ago
The physical scale and unprecedented population growth in some cities have officials grappling with how to manage their transportation network. The Open Mobility Foundation has a bold, digitally-based vision to help cities meet their mobility goals.
Robert Fischer
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
Blog post
September 9, 2019, 6am PDT
In Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of zoning. Although three justices dissented, they did not write a formal dissent. This article is what a dissent might look like if the justices knew what we now know.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
Feature
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
The 6th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's updated ranking of the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.
James Brasuell
Blog post
August 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should understand its omissions and biases.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
While transit agency data shows ridership going down, Census data shows ridership going up. Why?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.
ConorBronsdon
Feature
August 26, 2019, 5am PDT
A good friendship is a two-way street. So how come our relationships with places only involve taking and no giving?
Lev Kushner
Blog post
August 25, 2019, 2pm PDT

Public transit, with service to joy, freedom, and virtue.

James Brasuell
Blog post
August 23, 2019, 7am PDT
There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
August 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Data generated by travel modes can inform planners and regulators in improving the transportation system, but private mobility companies often restrict their access for concerns about privacy and competition.
Mollie Cohen D’Agostino
Blog post
August 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Green building practices are advancing quickly. Here is a sample of best practices in choosing the most sustainable materials for the job.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
Blog post
July 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
James Brasuell
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Recent reporting shows the U.S. falling behind its neighbors in both smart city deployments and 5G network rollouts—the latter of which is slated to be the connective tissue of these future cities. The news has some experts on edge.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Transportation and land use planning decisions affect economic opportunity and mobility—the chance that children become more economically successful than their parents. We can help create more equitable communities.
Todd Litman